posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 11:03 AM
Hi. So, it's been a while since I even thought about this dude. I switched schools and moved out of my parents house. But the other day the guy
reblogged something from me on tumblr, and I remembered that I had given him this book. The book was given to me for Christmas in 2013 by M (the
friend). I was passing the book out to different people because I wanted them to write quotes in it. And I'm not that close with D any more, but he
likes quotes. He writes quotes up on boards a lot. He said he would give it back in a week. He kept it for like half a year. He lives across the
street from me, it would be easy for him to give it back. So i texted him and asked if he could give me the book back, and he wrote a long long
apology explaining why he never gave it back. And then said he could give it back to me whenever works for me. And I said ok. So the next day I was in
town, which wasn't really planned, so I texted him and told him. I asked him if he wrote anything in the book and he never said if he did or not, he
just said he'll drop off the book and he can't come hang out because he has # to do. So without saying more than like 2 words he handed me back the
book at my door. Ten minutes later I started to read through the stuff that other people had written in it. And then I got to the newest page, which
had something I had never seen on it before. It was the quote he sent me all that time ago. Except it was the full quote. This was the quote:
"O my dear Guide, who more than seven times
Hast rendered me security, and drawn me
From imminent peril that before me stood,
(Underlined)Do not desert me,"(underlined) said I,"thus undone;
And if the going farther be denied us,
Let us retrace our steps together swiftly."
And that Lord, who had led me thitherward,
Said unto me:
(Underlined) " Fear not; (underlined)
because our passage
None can take from us, it by Such is given.
But here await me, and thy weary spirit
(Underlined) Comfort and nourish with a better hope;
For in this nether world I will not leave thee." (Underlined)
The thing about it is that he underlined certain parts of it. Obviously. I'm on mobile so I don't know how to work out the HTML on here. I didn't
understand the quote. And this was the only quote he wrote.
I texted him hours later saying, "what does the quote mean?"
And he said to me "Figure it out." And I didn't respond.
Has anyone read Dante's inferno and could tell me something about this quote?